While on the set of the 1993 film, “Made in America,” Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg started a romance that has since been dubbed “the affair that cost Danson $30 million.” Quite the title. Ted Danson had been married to his wife Casey Coates for almost two decades when he and Whoopi ignited their surprising romance.
Once the secret was out, Coates filed for divorce which ultimately cost Danson a cool $30 million as well as a butchered reputation. After a year and a half, Whoopi and Ted called it quits in an anything-but-amicable breakup. Was it all worth it?
David Spade and Kristy Swanson
It is no secret that Spade is more celebrated for his humor and comedic work than he is for his physical appearance, but that has not stopped him from dating some of the most attractive women in the industry. In fact, the "Saturday Night Live" alum and comedian has a rather lengthy list of former flames.
One of the first on the list is actress Kirsty Swanson. Spade and Swanson met on the set of the 1996 film, "Heads in a Duffel Bag." With a title like that, it's no wonder the film bombed. However, love blossomed between the stars which lasted for almost a year.
Joaquin Phoenix and Liv Tyler
It seems that Live Tyler really believes in love at first sight! In an interview with "The Morning Call," Liv revealed that, "I fell in love with Joaquin the second I saw him" on set for the 1997 film "Inventing the Abbots." Sadly, their romance only lasted for three years until the pair split.
It's alleged that Liv was more dedicated to the relationship than he was. Whatever the case may be, they remain friends. According to Tyler she doesn't fall in love very often. She has, however, had two more serious relationships after Phoenix. Phoenix is currently in a relationship with actress Rooney Mara.
Michael Keaton and Courteney Cox
The year was 1989. Before Michael Keaton donned the Batman suit and before Courteney Cox was having coffee with her friends at Central Perk, the pair met and fell in love. After six years together, and rumored potential engagement, Keaton and Cox called it quits.
The two went their separate ways and got married — Cox married David Arquette and Keaton married Caroline McWilliams. While it's never been revealed what caused the breakup, Courteney admitted to "People" magazine in 1995 that "We still love each other." Considering they are both divorced now, could there ever be a comeback? We sure hope so.
Salma Hayek and Ed Norton
There are so many Hollywood couples who met while working together on one set or another. But apparently, there are more ways for celebrities to be introduced to each other. Who needs Cupid when you have a chiropractor? Yup, Hollywood royalty Selma Hayek and Edward Norton met through their mutual chiropractor in 1999!
Turns out he or she really had the couple's backs...Ha Ha Ha. The private pair dated for a few years until parting ways in 2003. While the cause of the split has never come to light, Hayek and Norton still seem amicable, even attending each other's weddings.